Fragmented microfluidics market means fragmented materials opportunities

Contributed by Frédéric Breussin, Yole Développement Driven by impressive recent progress in automating the identification of genes and proteins, the microfluidics market is approaching ~$1.5 billion and is on a steady ~20% annual growth path going forward. But the highly diverse range of products in the sector means highly fragmented demand for processes and materials. […]

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MEMS Industry Group Announces Finalists for MEMS Executive Congress Technology Showcase

New demo event promises closer look at some of the coolest, most compelling MEMS-enabled applications MEMS Industry Group’s (MIG) first “MEMS Technology Showcase” will give MEMS Executive Congress attendees an intimate look at some of the most unique MEMS-enabled applications in the business. After a competitive application process, MIG selected seven finalists that show how […]

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Applying MEMS for Quality of Life

By Karen Lighman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group and  Donna Sandfox, Product Manager, MEMS Sensors, Omron Originally posted on Electronic Products Use of MEMS flow meters in a heart replacement system lets stable patients stay comfortably at home, rather than in hospital MEMS technology is enabling new biomedical applications that improve quality of life (QoL) […]

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MEMS Executive Congress Keynotes Explore Advancing Innnovation in MEMS

Perspectives on Financial Investment, Engineering Best Practices, and Forces of Change Affecting Future Success and Adoption of MEMS MEMS Industry Group (MIG) welcomes three keynote speakers to MEMS Executive Congress , each addressing an important facet of achieving success in MEMS: Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities, will examine financial investment in emerging technologies such as […]

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New Foundry Friends: MEMS device makers increasingly outsource fabrication

Contributed by Dennis Spaeth, Electronic Media Editor, MICROmanufacturing Keeping up with the growing demand for microelectromechanical systems used inside devices such as smartphones will require MEMS makers to make some new fab friends—as in foundries that can fabricate the devices, help drive down costs and speed time to market. A new MEMS piezoresistive, low-pressure sensing […]

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MEMS motion sensors’ continuing evolution in commercial markets

By Jalinous (Jay) Esfandyari, STMicroelectronics In association with MEMS Industry Group (MIG) Contributed by ElectroIQ October 3, 2011 — In 2006, the global market for micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) devices, which at that time included automobile airbag systems, display systems and inkjet cartridges, totaled $5.9 billion. That initial success may have been driven by the use […]

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